The Hunt #11: More Blood for the Roguelikes

Published: March 30, 2015 3:00 PM /


The Hunt 11

This week on the Hunt, I sadly only cover 6 games as opposed to 7 or more. Mostly because several of those games had addictive qualities to them, and once they got their hooks into me, they didn't exactly let go in a timely manner. That's the thing about the Hunt: I try to cover as many games I can, but sometimes, games that I've started and enjoyed get left by the wayside. I took a little step back this week and probably played more of these games then on a normal week, but I think that helped in getting a better opinion out of them in several areas. And besides, games are my form of drugs: I just need another game to take the edge off, you know?

This week, we start with Runestone Keeper, which helps create a simple on the surface yet detailed in the execution roguelike that's great for winding down the day... until it screws you over with a trap or two. And speaking of surviving traps, Dyscourse attempts to take a unique look at the survival genre with a choose your own adventure storytelling setting. From there, we dive into Bloodborne, which yes, like everyone has been saying up to this point, is a fantastic game even though it's harder then obsidian. Glorkian Warrior: The Trials of Glork shows promise as a reasonable PC port of the mobile game, but doesn't do enough in my mind to make me want to keep playing it despite that. Then there's //Snowflake Tattoo//, which makes me question what it would be like to do hardcore drugs if stuck in the age of the Atari consoles. Finally, we circle around to the roguelite/roguelike genre with Ironcast, which mixes Steampunk and match-3 in a new way that brings me back to the days of Puzzle Quest in several ways.


Coming up next week, we've got a variety of games from a book-based battler in the style of Towerfall: Ascension in Paperbound, some more space roguelike fun in Out There: Omega Edition, and a mixup of Star Trek and Roller Coaster Tycoon in The Spatials. Next week will be all over the map in terms of genre, and that's where I think the Hunt is at its finest: when it shows off a variety of games to everyone who's willing to watch it. I'll see you next week.


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